After scoring a blockbuster hit with Rx100, hero Kartikeya Gummakonda is unable to achieve another big hit. This year, he came up with four films, three as the lead and one as a villain. All four films failed to score big at the box office. Now, he has another couple of projects in hand.
Meanwhile, we hear that Kartikeya planned to work with director Puri Jagannadh, who came back to form with iSmart Shankar. Apparently, the actor also offered Rs. 10 crores as remuneration and promised to allot another Rs. 15 crores for the production costs of the film. Working with Puri will give hype for any hero and maybe, Karthikeya wanted that hype at this point in time.
But apparently, Puri declined Karthikeya's offer smoothly. The director is currently working with Vijay Deverakonda and after the success of iSmart Shankar, many star heroes are showing interest in working with him. Now, making a film with Karthikeya would not be a safe option for him. Moreover, he also wanted not to work for money. Thus, he simply rejected the offer. Currently, the star director is busy in the pre-production works of his next film Fighter, which will go on floors next month.